A peek inside the science museum at the University of Auckland
Posted On July 28, 2021
The Science Museum at the National Museum of New Zealand has a collection of some of the most amazing things on the planet.
There are so many different things on display and I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the collection.
This photo by a visitor to the museum shows the science of astronomy in its most basic form.
It’s a lot like watching a movie with no subtitles.
It’s really a fascinating collection of objects, not unlike watching an old science fiction film in a dark cinema with no sound, no sound and no subtitles, only the sound of your own heartbeat.
The Science Museum is also home to a collection from the famous British astronomer William Herschel.
He was one of the first to spot the comet Ptolemy in 1843.
We are talking about a comet that was estimated to be about 300 times bigger than the Earth.
And it was also thought to be much brighter than the sun.
But Herschel had a big problem with his comet and it was a real disappointment.
Herschel’s comet Pso, which is now known as Ptolemaios, was discovered on the evening of October 4, 1843 and is now a part of the astronomical community as the first known comet.
Its mass is thought to have been around 200,000 times the Earth’s.
It was originally discovered by the French astronomer Jean-Baptiste Fresnel in 1833 and his comet was later dubbed Ptolette, after the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei.
For some reason the museum was not built to hold the largest collection of astronomical objects.
The museum was built in 1891 and was later expanded to include an observatory, a museum, a garden and a theater.
But the science collection has not lost its awe-inspiring beauty.
I could easily see myself visiting the museum in the future.
A couple of of years ago I had the chance to go to the Science Museum to pick up a book by a professor from my school, Peter McNeill.
I was really impressed with his book and was quite taken with his presentation of the collection as if it were part of a classroom.
Peter McNeill’s book “The Science of Astronomy” is available in New Zealand at the Science museum for only $3.99.
If you’re not a student of the museum, you can purchase this book in your local bookstore.
I was a little confused about what Peter McNeil was talking about.
But the book is about astronomy in the 18th and 19th centuries, not science in the 21st century.
So I had a bit of a chuckle when I heard about the book.
How cool is that?
I decided to take this book to the school to see if they were interested in buying it.
I took a photo of the cover and then a copy of the book for my school friends to read.
You can read more about the history of the Science and of the astronomy at the museum and I’d love to hear from anyone interested in purchasing the book, as well.
Thanks to my friends for reading and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.